Mao zedong (b 1893–d 1976) was one of the most remarkable political leaders of the 20th century, an all-powerful leader in china, and a major world figure his career as a communist revolutionary lasted fifty-five years half this time was spent in revolutionary struggle, and half, after the establishment of. Read a biography about the life of mao zedong the chinese communist leader responsible for the disastrous policies including the 'great leap forward' and the 'cultural revolution. That's what happened in the late 1960s in china when mao zedong, the leader of the communist party, urged students and later workers to take to the let's get back to the interview that fresh air contributor dave davies recorded with frank dikotter about his new book the cultural revolution: a.
A chinese linguist and communist sympathizer, rittenberg served as a friend, confidante, translator, and journalist for the communist party leadership memories of chairman mao zedong, born 120 years ago today, and why he believes that, through forging an early alliance with the chinese leader, the.
Mao zedong, wade-giles romanization mao tse-tung, (born december 26, 1893, shaoshan, hunan province, china—died september 9, 1976, beijing), principal chinese marxist theorist, soldier, and statesman who led his country's communist revolution mao was the leader of the chinese communist party (ccp) from. The great proletarian cultural revolution was a decade-long period of political and social chaos caused by mao zedong's bid to use the chinese masses to reassert his control over the communist party its bewildering complexity and almost unfathomable brutality was such that to this day historians. Peking—in a rare interview which lasted about four hours, mao tse-tung conversed with me on topics ranging over what he himself called shan nan hai pei, or “from south of the mountains to north of the seas their position was relatively better than that of the communists during the first civil war (1927-37) in china at that.
Mao zedong, china's great helmsman whose brilliance, the official doctrine insists, led a vast nation to restored greatness, was actually an irritable when the communists took power in china in 1949, he returned home at the behest of his older brother, also a doctor, who had been a communist since.
He added with a smile, it is quite possible that china may reach the stages of socialism and communism considerably later than your countries in the west which are so much more highly developed economically mao tse-tung gave me his views on the question of the future communist attitude toward the landlords when i. “chairman mao was a truly great man but this is not the country he dreamt of, this is not real communism,” says a university lecturer in his 30s who has travelled from central china to beijing to pay his respects to the former dictator “the economy today is dominated by monopoly industries controlled by the.
In the former, the chinese communist party under mao's helm used its centralised political authority to mobilise limited national resources and built the basic our new leader xi jinping, though not a maoist, likes to borrow some maoist-style rhetoric while following the path paved by deng xiaoping.